If your overstuffed closet makes you a contender for the TV show Hoarders, allow us to help you streamline your collection. We’re the first to admit that we have mild to moderate hoarding tendencies when it comes to our wardrobes, but the truth is your style—and peace of mind—will benefit from a good closet cleaning. Today, we’re bringing you the ultimate guide to fashion hoarding. Scroll down to learn what’s worth keeping, and what you should really toss, sell, donate, or hand-down already!
Denim is an easy material to alter, so hold on to jeans, as long as they fit your waist, and jackets, as long as they fit your arms. Next time a big denim trend rolls around, take a trip to the tailor.
Have you ever bought something that’s just a tiny bit too snug, but planned to wear it once you lost those last five pounds? Pass on it while it’s still in style. You deserve to wear something that fits your figure just as it is.
With every season, there’s a popular new skirt hemline or silhouette, but the fabrics and colours often stay in style. Unless a skirt is skin-tight, keep it, because with a few simple alterations you can make one feel totally new.
Unlike skirts, pants are trickier to alter. Sure, you can take up a hem or do a bit of tapering, but it’s difficult to really change up the style of a pair of pants. If they simply look dated, you should probably part with them, especially styles like pedal pushers, harem pants, or even your old work trousers.
Of course, you’ll still want to hang on to some costume jewellery, but if certain pieces look more fitting on your niece, it’s probably no longer age-appropriate and should be donated or handed down to someone else.
Silk scarves are one of our favourite, most versatile accessories. Whether you wear one around your neck, tied around a purse handle, as a headband, or even as a belt, you can always find a purpose for a silk scarf.
Let’s face it, not all prints are timeless. Aztec? Kaleidoscope? You can do without those. If that once-trendy top has been sitting in your closet for six months without you wearing it, odds are you won’t be bringing it back into rotation.
Watches are classic accessories usually safe from ever-evolving fashion trends. Even if your watch band looks like it’s seen better days, you can swap it out for a new one for far less than the price of a brand new timepiece.